State Bank of Southern Utah (SBSU) officials present a check for $50,000 to the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Pictured are (left to right) Tyler Brown, SBSU director of marketing; Fred C. Adams, Festival founder; Eric Schmutz, SBSU president and chief executive officer; R. Scott Phillips, Festival executive director; Linda Wilson, member of the SBSU board of directors; and Kirk Jones, SBSU director of operations and board member.

Cedar City, UT – Citing their desire to give back to the community that has supported them for over 50 years, State Bank of Southern Utah (SBSU) officials recently presented a check for $50,000 to the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The bank’s donation will assist with the approximately $750,000 still needed to complete landscaping and fund equipment for the $38 million complex, located on the campus of Southern Utah University.

“The Festival is a huge asset and will continue to benefit our community for years to come,” explained Tyler Brown, SBSU director of marketing. “We hope this gift will not only help the building of the new center, but challenge other community minded businesses that are able to give.”

Presenting the SBSU donation to the Festival were Brown; Eric Schmutz, president and chief executive officer; Kirk Jones, director of operations; and Linda Wilson, member of the board of directors.

The new center, which is currently under construction, includes two new theatres for the Festival and will be ready for the opening of the 2016 Festival season in July.